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Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch

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  • 1.  Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch

    Posted 06-21-2017 07:44 AM

    I am looking to confirm the recomended path to upgrade a Brocade 300 FC switch (HP badged SAN Switch 8/8 24 Port)

     

    The path I **think** I need to follow is - FOS v6.3.0c > FOS v6.3.2d > FOS v6.4.3d > FOS v7.0.2c > FOS v7.1.1a/b/c > FOS 7.2.1g > FOS 7.3.1d/e > FOS 7.4.1e

     

    I am assuming all steps will be disruptive (reboot) to FC traffic.

     

    Any clarity/confirmation/suggestions/advice regarding this will be appreciated.

     

    Cheers

    M


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  • 2.  Re: Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch
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    Posted 06-21-2017 07:55 AM

    Hi, your path does work but you can skip the 6.3.2.d part. Not needed.

     

    TL

     

     


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  • 3.  Re: Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch
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    Posted 06-21-2017 11:03 AM

    Hi,

     

    as Thomas mention - you can skip the 6.3.2d since you one 6.3.x, e.g:

     

    FOS v6.3.0c > FOS v6.4.3d > FOS v7.0.2c > FOS v7.1.1a/b/c > FOS 7.2.1g > FOS 7.3.1d/e > FOS 7.4.1e

     

    since you doing single step upgrades - 6.4 to 7.0 - none of these upgrade would be disruptive to FC traffic

    on the switch. Anybody asking queries from the name server (NS) during reboot phase (hareboot) will

    notice of course since it take at least 2min to get up and running...


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  • 4.  Re: Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch

    Posted 06-22-2017 08:54 AM

    Thank you Thomas and Martin.

     

    Your help is very much appreciated.

     

    Martin


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  • 5.  Re: Fabric OS Upgrade from v6.3.0c to v7.4.x on Brocade 300 FC Switch

    Posted 12-27-2017 04:02 PM

    Hi Martin,

    Would like to hitch this post, Can you help me on my upgrade path?

    I am currently on 6.2.2.f and would like to get throught 7.4.x?

    And would also like to know the disruptive hops?


    Thanks,
    Ronald


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